The Cleveland Clinic is once again the top hospital in Ohio and listed among the best in the country in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
In the 2023-24 Best Hospitals listings by U.S. News & World Report, the Cleveland Clinic is ranked No. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery in the country and is the No. 1 ranked hospital in Ohio.
This marks the 34th year for the rankings and this year’s listing looked at some 484 hospitals to determine the rankings.
The analysts at U.S. News & World Report looked at a variety of factors — including mortality rates, overall patientexperience, quality of nursing care and how successful the hospital getting patients back home — in determining the various rankings for everything from cancer to orthopedics.
“A recent survey of U.S. News users revealed more than four in five (84%) consider a hospital’s quality metrics to be important factors when deciding where to seek treatment for a serious medical issue,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News in a statement. “Consumers want useful resources to help them assess which hospital can best meet their specific care needs. The 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings offer patients and the physicians with whom they consult a data-driven source for comparing performance in outcomes, patient satisfaction and other metrics that matter to them.”
The Cleveland Clinic was once again recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country and was among just 22 and the only one in Ohio to make the U.S. News & World Report’s honor roll.
Along with being the No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery, the Cleveland Clinic ranked in the Top 50 nationwide in these specialties:
- Second in urology.
- Third in rheumatology.
- Sixth in geriatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.
- Eighth in gastroenterology.
- 10th in cancer treatment.
- 13th in pulmonology and lung surgery.
- 15th in orthopedics.
- 16th in neurology and neuroscience.
- 24th in diabetes and endocrinology.
- 25th in ear, nose and throat.
The Cleveland Clinic health system has 22 hospitals and 275 outpatient facilities across Ohio and in other states and internationally.
In the Akron metro area, Cleveland Clinic Akron General was ranked No. 1 with 16 “high performing” scores in various specialties. Akron General also ranked No. 5 in Ohio.
Akron-based Summa was ranked No. 2 in the Akron region and 14th in the state. Summa also ranked “high performing” in eight procedures and conditions.
Cleveland-based University Hospitals, which operates UH Portage Medical Center and is a partner of Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, was No. 3 in the state and ranked 39th in the country for cancer treatment. It earned 16 “high performing” rankings in various categories.
Aultman Hospital in Canton was ranked 11th in the state and earned eight “high performing” rankings in various categories.
Source: Akron Beacon Journal